Grandma's Marathon

Grandma's Marathon
Date Jun 22, 2024
Saturday
Distance 5k, Half-marathon, Marathon
Course Type Road

Race Reports

Read first hand reports and reviews from runners who have completed this race in the past!

2016 Grandma's Marathon Race Report
"No matter how much you prepare there will always be factors outside your control..."

Video

Race Information

Since the inaugural race in 1977, Grandma’s Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most popular marathons in the United States. Now much bigger than just a 26.2-mile road race, Grandma’s Marathon is now a “can’t miss” weekend that brings together runners of all calibers and from all over the world for a yearly celebration of the human spirit. Named three straight years as the state’s best annual sporting event by “Minnesota’s Best” voters, Grandma’s Marathon has become the unofficial “kickoff to summer” event in the region. With rolling hills and a net downhill elevation, the racecourse starts north of Duluth, MN near Two Harbors and runs along Scenic Highway 61.

Advertisement

Run Pick of the Month - Stillwater Half Marathon

This small town race takes you along the beautiful Gateway Trail and through the streets of scenic Stillwater, Minnesota on May 25, 2024.

Why do we like the location? Stillwater has been named one of the most picturesque small towns in America, its trail system is among the best in the Midwest, and USA Today named it a Top 10 Small Town Food Scene in the country.

The Stillwater Half features a half marathon (no surprise there!), a 10K and 5K. Historically around 2,000 runners participate in this race

Registration is now open, click the button below to see the course and get more info.

Stillwater Half - Learn More

Find Accommodation Near Grandma's Marathon

Use this map to find hotels and airbnb accommodation near this race location.

Pace Calculator

Find your running pace and splits, and learn if you can outrun dangerous animals with the RunGuides run pace calculator.

Tell us your race tips